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First Presidency Releases Christmas Message for 2019

First Presidency Releases Christmas Message for 2019

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following 2019 Christmas message: Memories of Christmas bring recollections of family, gifts, and service. They stem from the real reason for Christmas, that transcendent gift from our Heavenly Father. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth …

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New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

Additional renderings showing the planned renovation of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been released. The new renderings focus on the renovated endowment rooms. In advance of the temple’s closure at the end of December, Church representatives briefed members of the media Wednesday, December 4, 2019, about the initial phase of construction …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees

First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued this statement on refugees following recent media inquiries: As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are deeply committed to living the two great commandments to love God and love our neighbor. We feel tremendous joy in helping all of God’s children, …

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First Presidency Announces a Session Change to April 2020 General Conference

First Presidency Announces a Session Change to April 2020 General Conference

President Russell M. Nelson put Latter-day Saints around the world on notice in October that the April 2020 general conference “will be different from any previous conference” because it “will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel.” Spring 2020 marks 200 years since Joseph Smith’s inaugural vision of the Father and the Son, known by members of The Church of Jesus …

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Eight New Missions to Open in July 2020

Eight New Missions to Open in July 2020

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of eight new missions. With these additions, beginning July 1, 2020, there will be 407 missions worldwide. The following eight missions will open in July 2020: Brazil Recife South Cameroon Yaounde Ecuador Guayaquil East Ethiopia Addis Ababa Mozambique Beira Tanzania Dar es Salaam Texas Austin Texas Dallas East …

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President Nelson Urges Singapore Saints to ‘Look to the Future’

President Nelson Urges Singapore Saints to ‘Look to the Future’

“Now is not only a time for us to look back, it is the time to look forward with excitement to the future,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a visit to the Republic of Singapore. “What a glorious future is in store for you.” The prophet of the global Church …

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Prophet Unveils Phnom Penh Temple Rendering

Prophet Unveils Phnom Penh Temple Rendering

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought glad tidings Tuesday night to hundreds of gathered Church members at the Premier Centre Sen Sok in Phnom Penh. He unveiled an artist’s rendering of what will become one of the Church’s most sacred worship spaces — the Phnom Penh Temple. “Isn’t that beautiful?” the prophet said …

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President Russell M. Nelson Makes First Visit to Vietnam

President Russell M. Nelson Makes First Visit to Vietnam

The global leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke Sunday to assembled Saints in Hanoi’s JW Marriott Grand Ballroom of his gratitude to the government for the privilege to gather and worship. The prophet recounted the short history of the Church in Vietnam—from the dedication of the land in 1966 by Elder Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) …

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Leaders Outline Church’s New Children and Youth Program

Leaders Outline Church’s New Children and Youth Program

Details of the new global children and youth initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were outlined Sunday in a live Face to Face broadcast originating at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. “Today, we introduce the whole children and youth program,” said Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, …

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Church Releases New Missionary Handbook

Church Releases New Missionary Handbook

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new, updated handbook of instructions for missionaries serving around the world. The handbook, “Missionary Standards for Disciples of Jesus Christ,” replaces the previous handbook that was last updated in 2010. Missionaries refer to the handbook regularly for guidance on dealing with a variety of situations and to help them …

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